1. Sacks and picks are going to be a part of Martz's offense
Bears fans simply need to get used to the fact that quarterback Jay Cutler is going to be sacked quite a bit taking all these seven-step drops, and the interception he threw was clear evidence of what happens when a passer and a receiver aren't on the same page in a timing-based offense.
2. Peppers' impact can't be judged solely on his sack totals
Some defensive ends can make one play per game, end up with 16 sacks on the season and go to the Pro Bowl, but the Bears' faithful will come to learn that Peppers does more than rush the passer and affects the game in many ways.
3. Forte and Taylor make a dynamite tandem in the backfield
Part of the reason Forte got so banged up last year was the coaching staff not wanting to take him off the field at all his first two seasons because there was too much of a drop-off between him and the No. 2 ball carrier, but Taylor is a former 1,200-yard back himself and can be just as dangerous in Martz's scheme.
4. Harris will eventually lose his job to Wright, not Manning
Even though the Bears made quite a spectacle in re-acquiring Harris in the offseason and trumpeted his return throughout training camp, he again looks to be the odd man out, just like his last season in Chicago (2006) when he was benched in Week 2 for a then-rookie Manning.
5. Hester is at best the No. 3 behind Knox and Aromashodu
In Week 1, Aromashodu went 5-71, Knox went 3-52 and Hester went 1-17, and while one game does not a fantasy season make, based on the number of targets Sunday, Aromashodu looks to be Cutler's go-to guy, Knox is going to make some big plays and Hester clearly looks to be third banana at this point, as he should be.
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